Healthcare

Durdans providing full spectrum of neurosurgical spine care for neck and back pain

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Neck (cervical) and back (lumbar) pain are problems for many people. In fact, majority of the Sri Lankan population have experienced some form of b...


Drug free country program shows successful results: President

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

  President Maithripala Sirisena says the ‘Drug free country’ program, inaugurated by the Government to build a...


Water, sanitation and hygiene: An essential ally in a superbug age

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

How a low-cost intervention can help solve a high-cost  problem Clean, safe and well-managed water is fundamental to public health. Where ...


Indian firm launches blood test to detect cancer

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Reuters: A small Indian company launched on Tuesday a blood test to detect a wide range of cancers at a fraction of the cost of similar diagnostics...


Leaning forward during phone use may cause ‘text neck’

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Reuters (Reuters Health): Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during ...


Nawaloka Hospitals renews MoU with National Insurance Trust Fund

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:06

Nawaloka Hospitals renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF), which was signed in 2015 to provide...


Astron wins Pharma Promoters’ Association silver jubilee quiz

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:05

Astron Ltd., the reputed Sri Lankan pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company, emerged as the champions at the 25th Pharma Promoters&rsquo...


New breed of supermolecule ‘hunts down’ harmful drugs and removes them from water

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:02

A University of Surrey academic is leading research that has found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals...


Why don’t we tap the charity market?

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:01

Last Good Friday, the state of Victoria and its capital Melbourne carried out yet another successful Good Friday Appeal (GFA) funds raiser for the ...


Apple hires secret team for treating diabetes

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:01

Reuters: Apple Inc has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Job...


Lanka Hospitals unveils Laser Eye Surgery Unit

/ Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

The new Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Unit of Lanka Hospitals was recently opened by Lanka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Sarath Paranavitane and Venerable Thini...


Scientists find common antibiotic could prevent or treat PTSD

/ Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

Reuters: A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treat...


Obese or not? It’s time to rethink BMI, researchers argue

/ Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

Livescience.com: Do you know what obesity looks like? Medical professionals and the public alike currently judge whether someone is obese based on ...


Hemas Hospitals promotes family wellness along with tradition of respecting elders during Sinhala and Tamil New Year

/ Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

As preparations get underway to celebrate another Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka’s leading healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals is brin...


Anti-AIDS campaign by Mihimandala Environmental Foundation

/ Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

Mihimandala President and Media Coordinator Upul Devapriya (right) presenting the first copy of the booklet to National STD/ AIDS Control Program D...


Durdans invites public to ‘Avurudu & Aesthetics’ free cosmetic care consultation

/ Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

The sunny days of Avurudu are almost upon us. As temperatures and humidity soar, one of the biggest beauty challenges is finding the right cosmetic...


‘Children with Learning Difficulties – A Guide to Parents’ Extra Lesson workshop with LPF Academy next week

/ Saturday, 8 April 2017 00:00

Established in the UK over 25 years ago, The Extra Lesson is a resourceful assessment and intervention approach to working with children and adoles...


Depression – let’s talk

/ Saturday, 8 April 2017 00:00

    World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April and marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Or...


George Steuart Health partners with Celltrion Healthcare to launch first-ever Biosimilar in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 7 April 2017 00:00

From left: Lenin Samuel (Manager), Spencer Chung (Head of South East Asian Region- Celltrion Healthcare), Prof. Jorgen Jahnsen (Senior Consultant &...


Breaking the silence on depression: Challenging task for Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 7 April 2017 00:00

By Samanthi Bandara Mental health has been emphasised as a core component of health by the World Health Organization (WHO) since the late forties...


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Reform of exchange controls: There is a need, but do it correctly – Part I

24 April 2017

The first Ceylonese Governor of the newly-established Central Bank N.U. Jayawardena ​ Proposal to reform exchange controls without giving details Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in announcing the economic policy s...


PIM MBA in Oman: A Sri Lankan pride

24 April 2017

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, Oman. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Oman who actively supported our endeavo...


Potential risks and negative implications of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

24 April 2017

From the perspective of the Government, the following are the key components of a checklist for assessment and validation prior to the enactment of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill. Does the Bill in its present form, post enactment: 1.Advanc...


Meethotamulla tragedy and political garbage

22 April 2017

    The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street protests are happening around every garbage dump. Modern day popular communication technologies have take...


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